The Devil

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Random House, Jun 5, 2003 - Devil - 320 pages
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"The Devil's deepest wile is to persuade us that he does not exist".--Charles Baudelaire. But now, Peter Stanford's highly readable survey brings the Devil to the forefront as he focuses on the Church, literature, folklore, psychology and history. The result is a lively account of our age-old response to the challenge of why evil and human suffering exist.

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THE DEVIL: A Biography

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

The Devil doesn't really get his due in this rushed ``If it's Tuesday, it must be Beelzebub'' biography. While most religions have devils, few have placed as much emphasis on this personification of ... Read full review

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User Review  - hermit_9 - LibraryThing

Some hold that we are defined by the enemies we choose. In that light, Stanford’s book tells more about the early Catholic church than it does about its subject, who morphs throughout the ages to ... Read full review


Introduction A Life in the Public Eye
A murderer from the start
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